Thursday, 3 October 2013

Day 30 of the 30 Day Challenge, Old Conker

Well that's it folks! last one....and it's an old brown conker. Would have liked to finish off with something a bit more impressive but I'm away from home and limited in what I can do. Also I felt a bit sorry for this particular conker.

  Colours: Burnt Sienna with Brown Madder. For the shade add Violet Dioxide and Indanthrene Blue. For the warmer tones I added Perylene Maroon and Permanent Carmine.  A wash of  Gold  Ochrewas added at the end for the darkest details I added a small amount of Neutral TInt to the mixes.


  1. I've so enjoyed watching this series appear. Your individual style shines through in a very unique way. The subjects appear characterful and filled with a definate sense of their material substance. Thank you so much for such a successful demonstration.

    1. Many thanks for your kind words Coral. It's been good to paint these 'short sharp' works on a daily basis. Time to knuckle down to something a lilttle more substantial now - but the whole exercise has given me lots of food for thought.